KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG announced its Optimus Vu smartphone today, which has specifications almost identical to those of its first generation sibling.
Set to make its debut in Korea, the LG Optimus Vu 2 sports a newer design than the original Vu, but this houses an identical 5in 4:3 aspect ratio screen and a lackluster 1.5GHz dual-core processor. What's more disappointing is that the phone will come running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), even though its main rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will start shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Monday.
Still, for those who are after a large-screened phone it's not all that bad, as the Optimus Vu also comes with an improved Rubberdium 2.0 stylus for on-screen doodling, which boasts a "thinner and more precise" tip.
There's also an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, integrated NFC technology and support for LTE connectivity. The phone will be available in white, black or pink flavours.
The LG Optimus Vu 2 will soon be going on sale in Korea for around £530. LG has yet to confirm whether it will be coming to the UK, but, to be honest, we're not very interested.
LG has told us that, "The Optimus Vu II is not yet confirmed for the UK Market, at present." µ
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